Re: Need an 8280 formatted 8" disk

From: Mike Stein <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:43:52 -0500
Message-ID: <85C79CC9C3F749488E7B5E680623BF1C@310e2>
Hi Rob,

Can't help you with a formatted disk but if you have trouble finding blanks once you get things sorted, let me know.

Note that single and double-sided disks have the index hole in different locations; most double-sided drives including the TM-848 have two sensors and can use both types, but it's something to keep in mind just in case.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rob Clarke" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2017 7:54 AM
Subject: Need an 8280 formatted 8" disk

> Gents,
> I'm desperately in need of a known good 8" floppy formatted on an 8280. 
> After 18 months of occasional work, I now have my 8280 up and running, 
> or at least I think I do. DOS board is up and running, the drives are 
> refurbished and behaving, and I have a good power source. I can trace 
> signals all the way from the FDC to the read/write heads and back again.
> Nevertheless, using the 2 no-name 8" disks I have, the format fails with 
> an error 21 on track 0, sector 1 every time. So, to track the fault down 
> it would really help to have a good disk. Either I can post one of my 
> disks to someone or, if you hace a spare 8" disk, I'd gladly compensate 
> for that and time, postage etc...
> Regards, Rob
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